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Jeremy Perrien
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  • Blodgett, MO
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Lives in:
Scott County Rural Fire District
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
18 years
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Maintaining volunteers, Keeping the current members interested and trained.
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Fighter 1 & 2, Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations, Extrication Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Rural Water Supply, drafting, Law Enforcement certifications and building inspections
Topics you provide training for:
Drafting, SCBA's, RIC, Hose Deployment
Areas of expertise:
Drafting and SCBA

Jeremy Perrien's Blog

Maintaining the Aggressive Firefighter

September 20, 2018

I can't tell you how often I have heard, "This is the way it has always been done." Does this mean they are unable to make any other decisions when faced with an emergency?

Every firefighter wants to be a good firefighter but sometimes we must ask ourselves, is good enough really good enough? Let’s talk vacant structures for a second, is a vacant structure vacant because you know nobody has lived in it for weeks or months and it looks run down? The answer…


Posted on October 1, 2018 at 1:30pm

The Reality of the Fire Service

Have you ever loved something so much it gives you chills thinking about it? The sense of excitement and overwhelming adrenaline that encompasses your body? That is how I feel about the fire service and I think it is safe to say that there are people out there that still have these same feelings. There are still children that get excited when they see fire trucks coming down the road and there are still adults and children visiting firehouses, the future is still there. So, what is…


Posted on March 16, 2017 at 2:14pm

Challenges Volunteer Firefighters and their Leaders Face

Do you remember when the tones dropped and them pagers went off? The volunteers dropped what they were doing and rushed to the station to get the fire trucks out. Unfortunately, that changes a little more year by year, Fire Departments across the US faces multiple challenges, some are from within the structure of the fire department to include its Municipal Leaders or Board of Directors.

One of the most significant…


Posted on January 1, 2017 at 4:12pm

Your Volunteer and Their Disguise

Many times, we see fire trucks rolling down the road with lights flashing and sirens blaring, you can see the firemen in the back getting ready. Do you ever think about what you’re really watching? It’s a lot more than just a fire truck driving fast, making a lot of noise! It’s an everyday person that either left their family or left their job, someone that may have been off work and dropped what they were doing because someone is having the worst day of their life.

Have you ever…


Posted on December 20, 2016 at 7:28pm

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